Fountain - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 08, 2021

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Fountain is one of the leading large-scale and cloud-based recruitment software. It competes with the best software, which includes: Zoho Recruit, SmartRecruiters, Greenhouse, and Indeed.
  • Functionality: When compared with its competitors, Fountain basic features are average. Greenhouse, Indeed, and Zoho Recruit are easier to use, set up, and navigate than Fountain. However, companies love Fountain for its ease of administration and its superior quality products.
  • Customers/Industry: Compared to its competitors, Fountain is not very suited to small companies. Large companies that hire hourly workers are better suited to use this software. However, Zoho Recruit, Indeed, and Greenhouse are used by small, midsize, and large companies.
  • Cost: Except for Zoho Recruit, none of Fountain competitors or Fountain itself provides their pricing information, though Fountain is regarded as low-cost. The Standard Edition plan, the least expensive in Zoho Recruit, costs $30 per month.
  • Cloud-based/on-premise: Fountain and all of its competitors are all cloud-based ATS software.
  • Scalability: Compared to its competitors, Fountain is more used by large companies. When you have a small or middle-sized company, it is more advisable to use Indeed or Zoho Recruit.
  • Support: Fountain has an email/help desk platform, FAQs/Forum, knowledge base, phone support, and chat, but It does not have a 24/7 (live rep). Indeed has all these features but not phone support. The greenhouse has neither phone support nor a 24/7 (live rep).
  • Training: Compared to its competitors, Fountain and Greenhouse provide in-person training, videos, online live training, Documentation, and webinars. However, Indeed only provides documentation and webinars.
  • 2021's Top Fountain Alternatives

    Here are the top 4 alternatives to Fountain that are worth checking out: HRM Direct for SMBs, Greenhouse for large size business, Collage Software for growing companies, and Avature ATS for startups and SMBs.

    ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
    Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
    Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
    License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
    Functionality
    Review
    Compare
    Fountain
    ITQlick rating
    4.8/5
    Score
    97/100
    Pricing
    2/10
    License pricing
    $49 per month
    Functionality
    21
    Best for SMBs
    HRM
    ITQlick rating
    4.3/5
    Score
    99/100
    Pricing
    2.6/10
    License pricing
    Pricing not available
    Functionality
    15
    Review
    Best for Enterprise
    Greenhouse
    ITQlick rating
    4.5/5
    Score
    99/100
    Pricing
    6.2/10
    License pricing
    $6,000 per year
    Functionality
    17
    Growing
    Collage
    ITQlick rating
    4.1/5
    Score
    97/100
    Pricing
    2.6/10
    License pricing
    $7 per user/month
    Functionality
    22
    Free version
    Avature
    ITQlick rating
    4.6/5
    Score
    92/100
    Pricing
    3.2/10
    License pricing
    Has a free version
    Functionality
    11

    1. HRM Direct - Best for SMBs

    HRM Direct is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, HRM Direct installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. HRM Direct, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    HRM Direct is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (HRM offers 15 main features). compare head to head: HRM Direct Vs Fountain

    2. Greenhouse - Best for Large Business

    Greenhouse is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Greenhouse installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Greenhouse, with a pricing score of 6.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    Greenhouse is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Greenhouse offers 17 main features). compare head to head: Greenhouse Vs Fountain

    3. Collage Software - Best for Growing Companies

    Collage Software is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Collage Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Collage Software, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    Collage Software is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Collage offers 22 main features). compare head to head: Collage Software Vs Fountain

    4. Avature ATS - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

    Avature ATS is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Avature ATS installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Avature ATS, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    Avature ATS is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Avature offers 11 main features). compare head to head: Avature ATS Vs Fountain

    5. Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software

    Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Bullhorn offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Bullhorn Staffing and Recruiting Software Vs Fountain

    6. WorkBright

    WorkBright is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, WorkBright installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkBright is considered same cost to implement ($158 per month) as Fountain, both with a pricing score of 2.

    WorkBright is rated 4.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkBright offers 11 main features). compare head to head: WorkBright Vs Fountain

    7. Workable

    Workable is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Workable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workable, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    Workable is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workable offers 31 main features). compare head to head: Workable Vs Fountain

    8. JazzHR

    JazzHR is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, JazzHR installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. JazzHR, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    JazzHR is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (JazzHR offers 14 main features). compare head to head: JazzHR Vs Fountain

    9. Recruiterbox

    Recruiterbox is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, Recruiterbox installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Recruiterbox is considered same cost to implement ($2,499 per year) as Fountain, both with a pricing score of 2.

    Recruiterbox is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Recruiterbox offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Recruiterbox Vs Fountain

    10. JobDiva

    JobDiva is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, JobDiva installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. JobDiva, with a pricing score of 2.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    JobDiva is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (JobDiva offers 23 main features). compare head to head: JobDiva Vs Fountain

    11. ADP Workforce Now

    ADP Workforce Now is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, ADP Workforce Now installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ADP Workforce Now, with a pricing score of 3.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    ADP Workforce Now is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ADP offers 18 main features). compare head to head: ADP Workforce Now Vs Fountain

    12. BerniePortal

    BerniePortal is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, BerniePortal installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BerniePortal, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    BerniePortal is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BerniePortal offers 24 main features). compare head to head: BerniePortal Vs Fountain

    13. SmartRecruiters

    SmartRecruiters is an alternative Applicant Tracking software, SmartRecruiters installed on-premises or used cloud based, Fountain can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SmartRecruiters, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than Fountain with a score of 2.

    SmartRecruiters is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SmartRecruiters offers 15 main features). compare head to head: SmartRecruiters Vs Fountain

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.